Abstract

This article examines the research-related experiences of 48 doctoral students and 22 faculty in science and engineering fields at three research universities, with specific emphasis on the intersection of the public good and academic capitalism. Identifying an expansive, intersecting organizational space between the public good and academic capitalism and stressing the dual nature of the public good with serendipitous and accelerated societal impact, the findings highlight three main ways in which science and engineering faculty negotiate intersections, including complementary, cautiously complementary, and oppositional negotiations. The findings, providing the basis for a model that depicts the expansive organizational space between the public good and academic capitalism and the three manners of negotiating intersections, highlight the nuances of contemporary scientific knowledge production at universities.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 126-153
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-30
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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